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I'm a simple Scottish girl with an unusual name and a strange obsession for nail polish! My aim is to capture what the eye sees, with a camera! Too much nail polish and never enough time. Welcome to my little world :-)

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

OPI Cuckoo For This Color



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (3 minutes a coat). It's a gorgeous green with a lovely shimmer. I really liked this colour and it's so nice. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = subtle shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Christmas present from Mr Posh :-D

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Monday, 29 December 2014

Zoya Stassi



This is easy to use, easy to apply and kinda slow drying (about 7 minutes a coat). It's a really pretty green with different iridescent glitters. I really liked this colour and it lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time =6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats =  2
Finish  = glitter and shimmery
Removal = tricky use the foil method and let soak for at least 2 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Friday, 26 December 2014

OPI Ali's Big Break



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 3 minutes a coat). It's a lovely red polish with subtle flecks and a shimmer. Noticed slight tip wear but it did last well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = I cannot remember!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas

I'd just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, I hope you are all having a wonderful day :-D

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Day 24 - Ciate Celestial

So we have come to the end of another Ciate Advent Calendar. All in all I've been slightly disappointed with the amount of doublers. Let's hope next year's is a winner! Being a total sucker, I'll probably buy it again *roll eyes*

So here is day 24......



Then over...



Avon Warm Black, Rimmel Dancin' Queen, Revlon Plum Attraction and Barry M Emerald Green.



This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It's a gorgeous holo glitter polish with a subtle shimmer. I tried it solo first and you can see my yellow stained nails, so I then tried it over various colours. I really like it over the black and purple. I was really impressed with this polish and I think it really is a winner to end on - it made me smile so much. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 solo and 1 over base colours
Finish = holo glitter and shimmery iridescent
Removal = okay with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-D

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Day 23 - Ciate Sherbet Fizz



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 4 minutes a coat). It's a pretty red colour with a very subtle shimmer that's quite hard to see and capture! This lasted quite well, noticed some tip wear.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = subtle shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Monday, 22 December 2014

Day 22 - Ciate Sand Dune



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It's a nice gold foil-like polish that is really shiny! It looks quite festive I think! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = foil-like
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Day 21 - Ciate Fair Isle Style



Nail transfers - I mean seriously :-| Oh well just better get on with it...... I put these on top of Avon Gold Mystery.

These are easy to use and easy to apply. Cut up the pattern you want and stick it onto a dry nail. The patterns are quite nice, but I hadn't realised these were transparent or I would have used a darker colour! I would advise a top coat with this as they didn't last too long - me being a constant picker wouldn't have helped duration either! Nice enough but slightly let down! No polish!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = N/A nail transfers
Lasted well = 6/10  ***don''t pick***
Coats = N/A nail transfers
Finish = nice pattern
Removal = easy just peel off
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 6/10 :-)

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Day 20 - Ciate Frozen Daydream



I put this on top of W7 Pink. I think it works well with the pink base! Although I was begninning to think - another glitter!!!!!!! The last 3 photos were taken with the flash.

This is easy to use and easy to apply. Just sprinkle over a wet nail and tap off the excess. I usually have a little tub that I do it over and tap the excess into then - then I can pour the rest back into the bottlle! It's a nice holo blue glitter with lots of sparkles. I put a top coat over this, but didn't get photos as the top coat dulled it down and it didn't look good at all.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = as long as the base
Lasted well = 8/10 with top coat
Coats = just sprinkle over
Finish = holo glitter
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 - not so keen on this one!

Friday, 19 December 2014

Day 19 - Ciate Candy Cane



This is okay to use and okay to apply. The formula is really thick, but it is okay to handle. Drying time is really slow (about 8-10 minutes a coat!!!!!!). I could not believe the drying time and I refused to use a top coat as I wanted to show the polish as is! I think it's a really pretty glitter and it looks so much fun! I noticed slight tip wear, but it lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use =7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery madness
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for at least 1-2 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Day 18 - Ciate Tinsel Trail



I put this over Avon Warm Black.

This is okay to use and okay to apply. I sprinkled it over a wet nail and tapped the excess off. In retrospect, I could have applied it a little bit better than that. I just thought that would be easy and I had been applying the glitters like this! It is a nice mixture of sequins - blue and holographic. In the photos is looks too crowded and too many sequins on the nail. I put a top coat on and they did last well, but I didn't manage to photograph this - it looked okay.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = okay I sprinkled them over a wet nail
Drying time = as long as the base
Lasted well = 8/10 with top coat
Coats = sprinkle over
Finish = holo and coloured sequins
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for a few minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Day 17 - Ciate Amazing Gracie



Oh no another doubler! Bloody Ciate again! Seriously I cannot believe how many doublers there have been!!!!!! Booooo. Here is the post for Amazing Gracie from last year, when I did a french style.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (a thin coat 3 minutes and a thick coat 7 minutes). This is really sheer. I used a thin coat at first then two thick coats. It's a pretty and delicate colour. I only swatched this so don't know how long it lasted - but judging from last year's, it lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = swatch, but last year's got 8/10
Coat = 3
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Day 16 - Ciate Cupcake Queen



Another doubler! Bloody Ciate!!!!!! I had this one a few years ago, and I think the one a few years ago was better! Here's the link: 2012 Cupcake Queen. The blue shimmer is much more evident in the old one compared to this one!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The blue shimmer is really subtle and not as obvious as the previous version I had! Boo. I do like the colour but I'm a bit disappointed that it's a doubler and not as good! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = very subtle shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-|

Monday, 15 December 2014

Day 15 - Ciate Slumber Party







I put this on top of Rimmel Venus. The last four photos are taken with the flash and the end photo has a top coat on it!

This is easy to use and easy to apply. All you need to do is sprinkle the glitter over a wet nail. I tend to use a top coat then quickly sprinkle the glitter over it, then tap the excess off. Make sure you've got a little tub underneath to catch the glitter and then you can put the leftovers back into the bottle! I put a top coat over this (last photo) - the holo glittery bits did still show. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = as long as the base
Lasted well = 8/10 with top coat
Coats = sprinkle over wet nail
Finish = holo glitter
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchase from = Selfridges

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)